Liz Truss and Emmanuel Macron in Prage last week. Inch-by-inch Britain is reconnecting with Europe (Photo: 10 Downing Street)

No Tories are now defending Brexit — and Truss is noticing

The visit by new UK prime minister Liz Truss to Prague last week to take part in French president Emmanuel Macron's European Political Community launch meeting was very important.

After six years of English rightwing politicians and journalists pitting scorn at France, especially Macron, this was quite a U-turn. Brexit Conservatives have devoted a great deal of energy to attacking Macron and rubbishing France.

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Author Bio

Denis MacShane is the UK's former minister for Europe.